New York University Reviews of Doctorates in Law

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Reviews - Doctorates in Law

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Meghan
  • Reviewed: 3/20/2017
  • Degree: Law
"My experience at NYU Law has been more challenging, and more rewarding, than I could have ever imagined. I am currently taking classes from Professor Bryan Stevenson, a brilliant lawyer whose work I deeply admire. His classes on Racial Justice and Eighth Amendment Litigation have been a highlight of my time in law school. Through NYU Law's excellent clinical opportunities, I have worked as an intern at organizations including the Legal Aid Society and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). I am grateful for these experiences because they helped me develop real-world skills to apply to my future career as a public interest lawyer. Finally, future students should know that NYU Law has a very helpful career advising program. The public interest career counselors were instrumental in offering guidance on summer positions and post-graduate positions."
NYU1L
  • Reviewed: 3/12/2017
  • Degree: Law
"NYU Law offers a rigorous legal education with excellent clinical and extra-curricular opportunities in public interest. Faculty and staff care about students and are committed to helping students learn and succeed in their careers. Additionally, NYU's location is fantastic for professional opportunities, and the school attracts incredible guest speakers who work in, or are traveling through, the city."
NYUlawster
  • Reviewed: 1/3/2017
  • Degree: Law
"NYU is a wonderful school for self-motivated students. It's an incredible opportunity to be in the city; you have access to so many internship and other work opportunities. It is a very large school, so you should be prepared to feel like you're one in a very large crowd."
Susan Cooley
  • Reviewed: 5/2/2015
  • Degree: Law
"This school is the best for public interest legal work, which is what I am pursuing."
Rahim Manji
  • Reviewed: 11/13/2013
  • Degree: Law
"NYU is an amazing school with great opportunities. One wish I have is for the physical facilities of the campus to be more attractive (in line with peer schools) and provide space for the gatherings required by having such a large class-size."
Shana Knizhnik
  • Reviewed: 11/12/2013
  • Degree: Law
"NYU Law: great public interest community, excellent professors who care about their students, amazing clinical opportunities, all in the West Village!"
Jesse Dong
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Awesome community of people. NOT cut-throat, but quality education and peers (for both public interest and firm track students). School does a lot to support people. That said, it could do more for diversity, and cost of living in New York City is expensive..."
Becki Steinberg
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Great professors and course offerings; relatively supportive environment; significant pressure around finals times and job searching"
B. M.
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"NYU Law is one of the top ten programs in the country by just about any useful metric that I am aware. The career counselors are very helpful and friendly, my professors have all been accessible outside of class, and the majority of my professors have been challenging and encouraged us to think deeply about the doctrinal matters. The two major concerns are monetary in nature - NYU's tuition is very high, and the cost of living in the West Village is also very high. However, NYU is fairly generous with scholarships, and if you are able to live off campus, the cost of living can fall dramatically. However, living off campus has its own trade-offs, but that is less relevant to analysis of the program."
Nnenne Okorafor
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"NYU Law school provides you with an excellent legal education in a more relaxed setting then other similarly ranked law schools."
Harrison White
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"This school has been the best experience of my academic career. New York is awesome, the job prospects are awesome, the professors are awesome, and above all the people are awesome. Can't recommend it enough."
Mandy Ruso
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Extremely good school, very bright students, challenging studies."
Amy Zajac
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"It is a fantastic program with a lot of support available."
Roman Pazuniak
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"If you think you are going to hate law school, NYU Law is a pretty good place to go to get your mind changed."
Emily Lilburn
  • Reviewed: 11/11/2013
  • Degree: Law
"The pros are certainly the impressive and active professors, the camaraderie among the students, and the location in Greenwich Village. However, even living in law school "subsidized" housing is quite expensive, and finding a place off campus may be very difficult for some people. The other major con for me is lack of need-based scholarships/grants. It seems like the school gives out a great deal of full scholarships instead of spreading the aid among more people."
Meagan O
  • Reviewed: 2/8/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Great school. Was incredibly glad with my choice. Fantastic support for public interest students."
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Brittni Reaser
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Great school. One of te happiest law schools."
Dana Williamson
  • Reviewed: 1/22/2013
  • Degree: Law
"NYU Law is a great school that admits a certain kind of person. We are all type A personalities with a "faux hippie" mentality. The environment is very welcoming. Although there is competitiveness the first year due to the mandatory curve, the atmosphere is very collaborative. We have a listserv in which students solicit assistance in notes, syllabi, books, etc. We have a wonderful career services office. They do a great job in ensuring we are informed and knowledgable about the job search process. They also provide many networking opportunities. Atmosphere: We're in one of the greatest cities in the world! (I would say THE greatest but that honor goes to my beloved hometown of Chicago) Always things to do, see and eat to get out of the law school bubble. We also have great campus security and housing. I've never felt unsafe or pressure to find an outside (expensive) apartment."
Clint Bergstrom
  • Reviewed: 1/21/2013
  • Degree: Law
"Overall NYU is great. It has the same issues as most other law schools but it also comes with living in NYC, which is quite expensive."
Reyhan Watson
  • Reviewed: 11/25/2012
  • Degree: Law
"Pros: NYU loves its students, and you feel it at every step of the way. Sometimes if you have a double-block of classes [two of the same class in a row] your teacher will get you food to hold you over! Further, the area is great and NYU has more social events than a person who's just turned 21. Cons: New York City is expensive, generally. Everyone is so smart and talented that it can be intimidating sometimes, but that's really a pro, since that brings everyone up to a higher standard."